Gas Giant at MOCA Pacific Design Center

March 1, 2014

Jacob Hashimoto (b. 1973, Greeley, Colorado), is an artist whose work studies visual experience in space, artifice, and craft through the use of materials such as handmade kites, fiberglass, marble and the skillful use of light. Hashimoto developed a system of fabricating singular "elements" with a combination of traditional kite-making techniques, then assembling hundreds of them in compositions hanging from gallery ceilings and walls. For this presentation, Hashimoto is producing the third and final edition of Gas Giant, an installation first presented at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, in 2012 and secondly at Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy, in 2013. Gas Giant will expand and adapt to the MOCA Pacific Design Center's space, beginning with black and white elements in the first floor, then progressively ascending chromatically via the staircase to an explosion of color and light on the building's second floor. In Gas Giant, Hashimoto explores ideas of landscape in contemporary art by emphasizing the process of creating by building up and layering-expressed both in the production of the piece and the visual experience of the viewer. Jacob Hashimoto: Gas Giant is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz and Curatorial Assistant Selene Preciado.



Fútbol: The Beautiful Game at LACMA

February 2, 2014

Fútbol: The Beautiful Game examines the subject of football—nicknamed by one sports commentator The Beautiful Game—and its interactions with societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Celebrating the sport on the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the exhibition includes approximately thirty artists from around the world, working in video, photography, painting and sculpture. Two room-sized video installations—Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, by the artists Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon, and Volta by Stephen Dean—anchor the exhibition. Other works by artists including Miguel Calderon (whose 2004 video Mexico v. Brasil represents a 17-0 victory for Mexico), Robin Rhode, Kehinde Wiley, and Andy Warhol provide a sense of the miraculous possibilities of the sport as universal conversation piece.



The Arts Initiative

July 31, 2013

Fusing fashion and art in an innovative and significant way, Fashion Outlets of Chicago has partnered with The Arts Initiative, a newly formed collective dedicated to placing highly interactive visual art in public spaces.

To mark the opening of this historic shopping center, the debut installation from The Arts Initiative was curated by acclaimed Miami-based gallery Primary Projects and will feature work from more than 10 nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including, Daniel Arsham, Jim Drain, Friends With You, Bert Rodriguez and Jen Stark, among others.

This long-term partnership will continue to enrich and enliven the Fashion Outlets of Chicago by integrating artist-driven ideas and contemporary artwork in a way that is sure to redefine public art spaces for years to come.

Learn more about The Arts Initiative and the debut artists at



The Anatomy of L.A.

July 25, 2013

Opening Reception - Thursday, July 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
On view through August 1st, 2013
Open Monday - Thursday 12 - 7pm

Converse and Union Los Angeles are pleased to present The Anatomy of LA, a
large-scale photo exhibition and first edition book release, exploring the social
and physical themes of Los Angeles and its neighborhoods by photographer
Michael Shields.


JACOB HASHIMOTO "Sky Columns" at The Schauwerk Sindelfingen (The Peter Schaulfer Foundation), Sindelfingen, Germany

June 14, 2013

Opening June 14, 2013, at noon
June 5th to Spring 2014
Schauwerk Sindelfingen

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"Superabundant Atmosphere" at Umeå Bildmuseet, Sweden

June 2, 2013

Opening June 2nd, 2013 at 2 p.m.
June 2 - October 13th, 2013

Jacob Hashimoto’s artwork embodies his fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture; abstraction and landscape. His pieces consists of several small objects made from bamboo and silk or paper, which are joined together in larger compositions. Bildmuseet presents Superabundant Atmosphere, which is an installation of thousands of ellipses made from bamboo and silk hanging from the ceiling by distinctly black threads. The art piece takes up an entire showroom and creates a cloud-like formation that appears to permeate through the ceiling.

The Bildmuseet exhibition is the first presentation of his work in Sweden.

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"Gas Giant" at The Fondazione Querini Stampalia at The Venice Biennale

May 28, 2013

Opening 28 May 2013, 6 p.m.
May 29th - September 1st, 2013
Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Venezia

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E.V. DAY: SNAP! at The Glass House

May 2, 2013

SNAP! is a site-specific exhibition by New York-based artist E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta (1995), the last building completed by Philip Johnson on the Glass House campus, SNAP! comprises four recent sculptures as well as site-specific installations for the building’s interior and exterior. E.V. Day is the first artist the Glass House has invited to reinterpret the building, originally intended as a visitor center and now used as a project space for contemporary art.

Upon arrival at the Glass House, visitors will immediately encounter Day’s reinterpretation of Da Monsta. Responding to Philip Johnson's statement that "the building is alive," Day boldly casts a series of massive red nets across its undulating volume, capturing and staking Da Monsta to the ground. The interaction between artwork and building continues inside. After entering Da Monsta, visitors first see several artworks by Day, including Spinneret (a study for Spidey Striptease), Wet Net, Pollinator, and Bandage Dress (white with chain). Once viewers enter the second gallery, they will encounter a dramatic, site-specific installation that explores the expressive contours of Da Monsta with a deconstructed Herve Leger Bandage dress deployed as an architectural element.

SNAP! will be included on all 2013 tours of the Glass House.
May 2 - Nov 30, 2013

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"Car Culture: Art and the Automobile" at the The Heckscher Museum of Art

March 1, 2013

April 27, 2013 - August 11, 2013

Car Culture: Art of the Automobile explores artistic response to the automobile, which has transformed life in the 20th century more significantly than any other single factor, irrevocably changing the appearance of our environment and our experience of it. While some artists focus on images of the car itself, inspired by its alluring modernity or its status as an icon or expression of personal identity, others create art work from car parts such as scrap metal and tires. Later artists comment on the automobile’s ubiquitous presence in the landscape, seen in the roadside environment, the phenomenon of the road trip, and ultimately the damage caused to our environment. The photographers, painters, and sculptors included in this exhibition examine an aspect of our lives that is usually taken for granted.

For more information, please visit the The Heckscher Museum's website here


Art & Conversation with MOCA Curator Alma Ruiz, Artists Jen Stark, and Sam Borkson (FriendsWithYou)

November 3, 2012

November 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM
820 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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OVM x BLITZ at Lane Crawford

October 24, 2012

Lane Crawford BLITZ is thrilled to host acclaimed visual artist, James Jean to Hong Kong this 24th to 26th October. The celebrated artist and designer will launch his highly sought-after OVM line of jewellery and accessories for the first time in store, as well as a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils in a custom design exclusively for BLITZ Lane Crawford. Titled “Velum,” the collaboration reflects the lyrical and intricately layered imagery that defines the signature of his style.

Jean will be on hand to exhibit his talent, transforming the BLITZ Canton Road space into his world of fantasy and enchantment as he personally paints and designs the space that will serve as an installation and a home to showcase his collection.

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Chapman University

October 17, 2012

Visual Arts Thinkers Series Kicks-off with Jen Stark

This Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. Jen Stark will give a talk on her work at Chapman University in Moulton Center 213. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 714-997-6729.

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866



October 1 - October 3, 2011

October 1, 2011

Opening Preview Friday, September 30th

The Art Platform - Los Angeles art fair will demonstrate the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California and underscore Los Angeles’ influential position within the contemporary art world.



Hong Kong International Art Fair

May 26, 2011

May 26 - May 29, 2011

JAMES JEAN will be exhibiting with Martha Otero Gallery, Booth 3G09
at the 2011 Hong Kong International Art Fair

"ART HK 11, Asia’s preeminent Art Fair and one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the international art calendar returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 260 galleries from 38 countries will come together to offer the largest display of contemporary art ever seen in Hong Kong.



Studio La Città

May 14, 2011

Opening Saturday 14th May 2011

The exhibition will display a site specific installation composed by more than 700 small, white sailing boats that will float suspended in an entire room of the gallery. Moreover, artworks of large and medium size, mainly black and white.



The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

March 13, 2011

March 13 - July 3, 2011

This exhibition highlights 50 artworks in a range of media—video, drawing, photography, sculpture, and painting—recently added through gifts and purchases to the museum's permanent collection. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz, the installation features three of MOCA's 2010 acquisitions—pieces by Barry Frydlender, Barnaby Furnas, and Adam Janes—as well as a number of works acquired between 2003 and 2010.



Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

March 10, 2011

March 10 - August 14, 2011

In its first five years, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has focused on modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on global, emerging artists of color. "Building the Contemporary Collection," in celebration of the museum's fifth anniversary, presents the most important contemporary works acquired since its founding in 2005. The exhibition features work by 42 artists, including Christian Boltanski, William Cordova, Noah Davis, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, David Hammons, Barkley L. Hendricks, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Odili Donald Odita, Dan Perjovschi, Dario Robleto, David Salle, Carolee Schneemann, Gary Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Jeff Sonhouse, Eve Sussman, Alma Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Bob Thompson, Kara Walker, Jeff Whetstone, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, among others. The exhibition reflects the museum's interest in the art and culture of the African diaspora, and includes works in a variety of media–painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video and installation. It is curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.



San Francisco State University

February 17, 2011

Politca y Poetica
February 17 - March 14, 2011



January 14, 2011

January 14 - March 5, 2011

Carolina Nitsch is pleased to present Seducers, a solo exhibition of new photographic prints by E.V. Day opening January 14th at Carolina Nitsch Project Room, 534 W. 22nd St, New York. A full color catalog, published by Carolina Nitsch will accompany the exhibition.

The Seducers series originates from E.V.’s three month exploration during the summer of 2010 as artist in residence at Claude Monet’s estate in Giverny. There she would follow the gardeners on their daily pruning rounds, collecting blooms they’d clipped at the flowers’ visual peak. The most arresting of these specimens were then pressed in a microwave, scanned digitally, and printed on photo paper at 18 times their original size. The electric, vibrant colors of the flowers in the images are accurate but each image is manipulated by taking exactly half the image, and mirroring it, thereby forcing a perfect symmetry upon the natural geometry of each flower.

E.V. Day writes, “In each of the Seducers, whether a peony, a water lily, or a clematis, I wanted to give the viewer the perspective of an insect hovering in front of it. And in making it symmetrically perfect—akin to Hermann Rorschach’s ink-blotter tests—I wanted to enhance the almost kaleidoscopic sense of motion I found at the flower’s center. Stand before these images and watch what appears: faces and masks; mammals and insects; religious iconography: altars, angels, Shivas, chalices, mandalas; patterns and forms that suggest baroque and art nouveau. The elegance of the flowers when flattened and scaled up becomes awesome, fleshy and even monstrous. I think of each of the Seducers as a portal into the startling intelligence found in a mindless organism.”

The Seducers series are editioned in three different formats: Three large 72 inch square prints have been produced in an edition of five; two portfolios containing a suite of 6, each 32 inches square, in an edition of 8; and a deluxe catalog with all 50 images from the Seducers series in an edition of 100, 35 of which come with a unique 12 inch square print. All works are crystal archive prints and are published by Carolina Nitsch.



Nevada Museum of Art

November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

In celebration of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary in 2011, contemporary artist Jacob Hashimoto was commissioned to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork to hang in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall and Atrium. Hashimoto’s sculptures—fabricated from thousands of small “kites”—are made from bamboo-stiffened rice papers not unlike those used for centuries to make traditional Japanese kites. The three-dimensional cascading form—which could be interpreted as a peaceful, floating cloud or a spiraling vortex—is suspended by nylon mono-filament and responds specifically to the Museum’s unique architecture and changing light.



Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

November 6, 2010

November 6, 2010 through December 23, 2010



University of Houston Downtown "Cloud Deck" 2010

August 25, 2010

A new permanent art display accents the four-story atrium in UHD’s Shea Street Building, home of the College of Business. The artist, Jacob Hashimoto, spent nearly a week on campus early fall semester installing the fluid, “kite” structure that frames the Houston skyline for those inside the building. The work is designed to capture the imagination and calm the spirit.



MACRO Rome Contemporary Art Museum

June 1, 2010

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma
Silence Still Governs Our Consciousness

MACRO inaugurates the entrance to its new wing with a site specific installation by Jacob Hashimoto.“Silence Still Governs Our Consciousness” creates a floating realm which anticipates the journey from MACRO’s present to its future.

Hashimoto conceived this “cloud of 7000 kites” specifically for MACRO’s new exhibition gallery. The work fills the room like a “diaphanous canopy” evoking in its spectators the sensation of being “surrounded by a mist filled forest of kites and strings - a quiet, meditative, sculptural environment.” The piece synthesizes nature and technology to yield a fluid and organic landscape. This encourages meditation and evokes new readings of the gallery: as a void, as space, or as time.